Special Needs Dentistry

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Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Our dentists value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.”

Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, you can rest assured we can provide the guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. Our team of pediatric dentists is well trained and experienced in caring for patients with special needs. Each dentist has received comprehensive education in behavior management, sedation and anesthesia techniques. After examination, our dentists will discuss technique options for your family member’s or your child’s own unique health and treatment needs.

It is our goal to create a comfortable dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.

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